We’re excited to host the McDonald’s #365Black Awards Twitter Party as a part of the 10th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards! The show, given annually to honor and recognize outstanding individuals who make significant contributions that strengthen the African-American community, airs THIS Sunday, August 25th at 11:00pm ET.
Hosted by award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson, the 10th annual awards show will broadcast for the first time on national cable television network, Black Entertainment Television® (BET®). The one-hour program will feature an all-star lineup of power-packed performances by recording artists Erica Campbell, Estelle, Angie Stone, Jordin Sparks, Yolanda Adams and comedian Jonathan Slocumb. In addition, actors Jay Ellis and Omari Hardwick, singer/actress Brandy and singer/songwriter LeToya Luckett, will be among celebrities who will present the awards to this year’s honorees.
The awards program launched in 2003 as an extension of the company’s 365Black platform, which celebrates the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year round.
The 10th annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards honorees are:
- Gladys Knight, legendary recording artist and “Empress of Soul”
- Beverly Johnson, supermodel
- Dr. Steve Perry, education leader
- Kenny Williams, executive vice president of the Chicago White Sox
- Roland Parrish, McDonald’s owner/operator
- Leanna Archer, teen entrepreneur
- Charles Orgbon III, youth environmentalist
We love that McDonald’s created the 365Black Awards as a way to recognize exceptional people who are committed to giving back to the community and we commend the company for making community service a priority.
We are so inspired by the achievements of each of the honorees and we’d like to celebrate the best way Blogalicious knows how – on social media! Logon to Twitter on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 10:00pm ET for a fun and celebratory chat about the awards show and 365Black initiative.
Beginning just one hour before the main event, we will be giving away prizes and chatting with Kym Whitley, McDonald’s 365Black Awards golden carpet correspondent, who will give us an inside look at what we can expect to see during the broadcast. Kym wants to chat with you so be sure to tweet her!: @KymWhitley
And remember, tune in to watch this year’s McDonald’s 365Black Awards broadcast, August 25th at 11 p.m. ET on BET!
Follow @BeBlogalicious, @McDonalds, @KymWhitley, @TheRealTaraji
Twitter event to have a conversation about the 10th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards, given annually to honor and recognize outstanding individuals who make significant contributions that strengthen the African-American community, and airing THIS Sunday, August 25th at 11:00pm ET.
On Twitter! Follow hashtag: #365BlackAwards. Feel free to use this dedicated chat room for the conversation: http://twubs.com/365blackawards
Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 10pm ET (7pm PT)
Six (6) $50 McDonald’s Arch Cards.
Giveaway open to U.S. residents age 18 and older. Visit this page for complete rules.